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The year 1998 in film involved many significant films, including Shakespeare in Love (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Saving Private Ryan, American History X, The Truman Show, Primary Colors, Rushmore, Rush Hour, There's Something About Mary, The Big Lebowski, and Terrence Malick's directorial return in The Thin Red Line.
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Industry milestones March. March 24 – The first DVDs are released in the United States with the launch of the format there, with Twister being the first release. The first full wave of titles follow on March 26.
Industry milestones November. November 1 – The DVD format is introduced in Japan.; December. December 12 – It was announced that 20th Century Fox is to leave the Swedish market from 1997, making Egmont Film the largest home video rental company in Sweden.
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1998 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1998th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1990s decade.
The Bear (1998 film) The Bear. (1998 film) The Bear is a 1998 British animated Christmas special directed by Hilary Audus. Based on the book of the same name by the author Raymond Briggs, the film was first broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom at Christmas 1998 and released in the United States as a Direct-to-Video release by Buena Vista Home Video in 1998.